New Label Le Coq Records Launches with
Star-Studded Inaugural Release,
Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1
A Roster of Revered Modern Jazz Musicians
Including Alex Acuña, John Beasley, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Bill Cunliffe, Andy James, Joe LaBarbera, Rick Margitza,
John Patitucci, Marvin “Smitty” Smith,
Terell Stafford and Others
Promising a catalogue of “honest jazz,” newly launched label Le Coq Records rings in the new year with its inaugural release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE CLASSIC VINYL REISSUE SERIES
A CONTINUATION OF THE LABEL’S ACCLAIMED BLUE NOTE 80 VINYL REISSUE SERIES
THAT WILL FEATURE ALL-ANALOG 180g VINYL PRESSINGS OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE TITLES
Blue Note Records has announced the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of the label’s acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of Blue Note’s 80th anniversary in 2019.
Kool & the Gang
Recognizes Longtime Legacy, Releases New Single –
“Pursuit of Happiness”
Since the band’s inception over 50 years ago, the legendary masters of funk, pop and soul, Kool & the Gang, have given music fans classic tunes from “Jungle Boogie”, “Hollywood Swinging” and “Summer Madness” to smashes such as “Ladies’ Night”, “Get Down On It” and their first number one pop hit, “Celebration”.
“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s
playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.” – Buddy Guy
Fresh off winning a 2020 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Instrumentalist – Horn Player of the Year for the second year in a row (2020 & 2019), Vanessa Collier is releasing her highly anticipated and self-produced fourth album, Heart on the Line.
No stopping soul-jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside
Her fifth collection, “Five Up Top,” drops Friday as she enjoys a Billboard Top 10 hit streak
ATLANTA (18 November 2020): Riding a hot streak of six consecutive Billboard Top 10 singles, soul-jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside will drop her new EP, “Five Up Top,” on Friday on the Randis Music label.
First Lady of Smooth Jazz Gail Jhonson
Presents Jazz In Pink’s Anticipated Shanachie Entertainment Debut Joy! Out October 30, 2020
Long-time Musical Director For Norman Brown Is Joined On New CD By
Labelmates & Special Guests Kim Waters, Marion Meadows & Paul Jackson Jr.
“Music has healing power, it can change your mood, put a smile on your face, or render up a dance move,” exclaims keyboardist and Jazz In Pink founder, Gail Jhonson.
Previously Unreleased Live Set By Tenor Sax Giant George Coleman Arrives as
Exclusive Record Store Day Package on November 27
One of jazz’s most powerful tenor saxophonists, George Coleman, is heard at his freewheeling, unfettered best on The George Coleman Quintet in Baltimore, a hitherto unheard live recording due from Reel to Real Recordings as an exclusive, limited-edition Record Store Day Black Friday LP release on November 27.
FORRÓ. FUNK. BRASS.
MEET THE NEXT INCARNATION
Nation Beat returns with a whole new plan…
and a fabulously funky, brash
new CD: The Royal Chase
The chase has been on for a longtime for drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Scott Kettner. With his collective Nation Beat, he has long explored the folkloric musical traditions of Brazil and Louisiana.
BUTCHER BROWN DELIVERS ALBUM #KINGBUTCH
ON SEPTEMBER 18
MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ON CONCORD JAZZ
Album Marks Career Breakthrough For Richmond, VA Powerhouse
Mix of Songs, Beats, Rhymes, and Grooves Foretells Jazz/Hip-Hop Future
#KingButch—hashtag proudly attached—is the title of Butcher Brown’s soon-to-be top-trending album, the eighth in the band’s up-from-the-roots legacy, and their first with Concord Records, on the Concord Jazz imprint.